The railways has written to the state government seeking help to evict hawkers from stations along the Sealdah North and South suburban lines. Encroachment on platforms is preventing the railways from raising their height to match that of train footboards.
College heads still trying to locate an old document that Calcutta University had asked for need not bother. Any official note or communication that proves a college as being "approved" by the government at the time of its inception can be a replacement for the original order, the university has clarified.
Presidency University vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia cited numbers to disprove the alleged exodus of bright teachers from the College Street institution on a day higher education minister Partha Chatterjee promised to discuss with her this week the issue of empty seats.
A 20-year-old woman walking along the railway tracks with ear phones plugged in was fatally hit by a local train from behind near Bamangachhi railway station, close to Barasat in North 24-Parganas, on Sunday evening.
A woman was arrested today for allegedly posing as "manager" of "missionary of charity" and trying to dupe a mother by making a false promise of getting her son admitted to a south Calcutta school for Rs 400.